21 June 2018

Nice Rack - Perfect Pearls

A small, half card for a birthday featuring an Itty Bitty set from Unity Stamps and Perfect Pearls.

Bear Hug - watercolour, die cutting, embossing

A bear just wants to give you a hug for your birthday. My card features Unity Stamps, Tonic Studios dies, embossing, and watercolouring.

20 June 2018

Bee Sunshine - stencil and stamping

A bright sunny card with a Beeeee! and a rose and a stencilled sun for a bright friendly card featuring Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and inks.

Kitty Day Dream - watercolour

While sleeping on a pile of books, what else would a snoozy kitty dream about than magic? Have a magical daydream for your birthday.

My birthday card features Newton Nook stamps coloured with Distress marker paired with Graphic 45 paper and die cuts.

19 June 2018

Beach B-day - Distress watercolour

Summer is here! Wouldn't we all like to go play on the beach? It's a great place for a birthday party or any kind of party or for any reason at all. Just don't' forget the sunscreen!

For my card, I used a House Mouse stamp coloured with Distress markers and a sentiment from Art Impressions.

18 June 2018

Dew Drop Inn - Through the Craftroom door, watercolour, stencil, inside shadow box

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door's blog challenge is Pattie's Creations. The random draw prize is 3 images.

I am an Artist and Internet Technology Specialist. I have created my very own character and her best friend, her name is Pattieboop and her best friend is a very petite CAT named Allie. I love to draw and create my own digital images to use while crafting. My digital images that you find here are mine and I want to start sharing them with you. I am applying a small fee for my images and I know you will just love them.

My project is a square card with an inside shadow box that folds flat for mailing. I coloured the adorable Dew Drop Inn with Nuvo watercolour pencils and embellished it with die cuts from Hero Arts and CC Designs, stamps from Hero Arts, and stencils from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Stencil Girl, and FolkArt.

17 June 2018

Bee-Day! - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, shaker

Woohoo! It's here! It's here!!

Today we are celebrating the 
amazing release of ALL of the 
New JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL FOUR new stamp sets are available NOW in the Krafty Shop! So let's have a big happy hop around the design team and guest blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot (or cold) beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!

My project is a shaker card featuring the new Sweet As Can Bee set and the two new Krafty Kolor inks, Yummy Yellow and Marvelous Mocha.

Sweet As Can Bee is a lovely set designed by Becky Pearce! Aren't they just adorable?

14 June 2018

Bee Box - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, die cuts and embossing

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' June Krafty Peeks.....Day ONE! 
SWEET AS CAN BEE and NEW Krafty Kolours Hybrid INKS!
Welcome, welcome, welcome!
Today we are kickin' off our JUNE Krafty Peeks
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
We've got a super sweet stamp set to share with you today! 
This one is from artist Becky Pearce and it's called

This BEE-utiful set was included in our Summer Krafty Kit along with TWO BRAND NEW Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks!!! The set comes with SEVEN main images, some cute accessory stamps and FIVE fabby sentiment stamps for a total of FIFTEEN stamps in the set!
The gorgeous new Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks we are introducing this month are YUMMY YELLOW and MARVELLOUS MOCHA!!! You can get them in large ink pads, mini cubes and also refills!! They go perfectly with this release!!
Check out this BUZZ-worthy set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today! You'll see the list of Krafty design team members PLUS special Krafty Guests below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!
You'll get to see all the incredible creations for June as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out all FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

Those of us who purchased the Summer Super Sekret Krafty Kit are joining in to help introduce this wonderful new stamp set and inks. I created a box, a Bee Box, using the stamps and new inks.

12 June 2018

Cheers - masculine card, watercolour Distress marker

Almost all congratulatory cards for weddings, baby announcements, engagements, and other hetro coupling events tend to be focused on something suitable to give to the woman. But, what if your friend or family member is the bloke in the couple and you want to congratulate him on the event? I decided to make a card for such an event using Unity stamps and masculine colours and an unfussy layout.

11 June 2018

Birthday Owl - single layer watercolour

A friendly birthday owl to help release the balloons is the feature of this single layer watercolour card with a Unity Stamps set and Neocolor II water soluble crayons.

07 June 2018

Sew, What's New? - watercolour pencil, die cuts

Sew, what's new? These cute little mousies from House Mouse and Friends are stitching up on a shaped card featuring sewing related dies and stamps from Sizzix, Paper Smooches, Memory Box, Elizabeth Craft Designs, and We R Memory Keepers. The mousies are coloured with Nuvo watercolour pencils.

06 June 2018

Mermaid Kelp - Prismacolor pencils, die cutting, embossing

Smooooches! I can't help loving you! A mermaid in kelp giving a fish a kiss, what can be cuter? How about this as a birthday greeting?

The mermaid is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with Prismacolor pencils. The kelp is a die from Scrapbooking Made Simple coloured with Nuvo embellishment mousse, Viva Decor, and Cosmic Shimmer. The bubbly background is an embossing folder from Taylored Expressions with colour from Nuvo embellishment mousse. And, the frame is a patterned paper from KaiserCraft. I think I put the kitchen sink in there, too, somewhere *smirk*

04 June 2018

Bday Monsters - Through the Craftroom Door, gelatos watercolour

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is Bugaboo Stamps! The randomly drawn winner will get a $12 gift certificate for the shop.

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was seven years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

For my inspiration card, I chose the Birthday Monsters, a cute bunch with birthday cheer.

01 June 2018

Gladioli - Sheepski Designs, Prismacolor pencil, single layer card

The Sheepski Designs blog challenge this month is Embellish It or Clean and Simple (CAS). Come play along with us! You don't need to use a Sheepski Design image (though we do like seeing them) to play along. Which style do you prefer to do?

For my inspiration project, I chose to make a CAS card. I added a personal challenge and made it as a single layer CAS card. I used Gladioli - image 142, coloured the flowers with Prismacolor pencils, and added a sentiment in silver embossing.

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30 May 2018

Study Buddy - embossing and die cutting

What better study buddy than a kitty with a book? My card was made for the son of a friend who has graduated from middle school and is going on to high school next year. Good things are coming his way!

This card features an adorable kitty from Newton's Nook, three embossing folders, Krafty Kolor inks, and a sentiment (inside) from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

29 May 2018

Take Flight - watercolour hybrid ink, Oxides on glossy photo paper

Flying high over all the maps, travelling with a friend, this pilot is living the life of his dreams.

I used Krafty Kolors on a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and paired it with Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper, die cut clouds, and maps from a 7 Gypsies paper pad. Let your dreams take flight!

24 May 2018

Book Kitty - stenciling, vintage buttons, single layer

Reading under a tree is the perfect Spring or Summer day for me. Newton's taking a nap with his book. My card features Newton Nook stamps, a stencil from the May My Monthly Hero from Hero Arts, Distress inks, and vintage buttons!

21 May 2018

Dragon - Through the Craftroom Door, Prismacolor pencil

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is Ike's Art.

Hi there – I am Ike……a nickname that I got hooked with many years ago due to my surname
I live in Greece and have a passion for kitties.
I am a bit crazy or should I say I’m ‘zany’ hahaha. I have a very strange/sick sense of humour and I must admit I spend a lot of time talking to myself. !! Well, I get more sense out of me.! I reckon in a few years I shall be known as the “crazy cat lady” ☺
I am an artist and have a strange mind when it comes to creating my art. I either go completely true to life… right down to the last hair… or I go totally surreal. I have a passion for all things horror/Gothic etc. I’ve always loved horror films and books and I guess that’s why it creeps into my stuff
My SHOP is IkesArt found at www.ikesart.com
My Blog is Ikes World and is at http://suzy-ikesworld.blogspot.com
My Challenge Blog is http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com
My Cats Only Challenge Blog:http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/

My project features a Dragon which I coloured with Primacolor pencils on Bristol.

Come join us this week for the Through the Craftroom Door challenge. The prize this week is a $15 voucher from Ike's Art.

18 May 2018

Sunshine - die cuts, stamping, vintage buttons

A card to evoke a rustic summery day at the cabin, my card today features Impression Obsession dies and stamps with an accent of vintage buttons and embossing with Baked Texture. Relax and enjoy.

15 May 2018

Steampunk Birthday - stenciling, embossing, die cutting

"Just put some gears on it..." This dapper fellow is wishing a happy Steampunk birthday on a hexagon card festooned with gears in stencilling, die cuts, Distress Oxides, Distress ink, Perfect Pearls, and embossing.

13 May 2018

10 May 2018

Bookmark Card - Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper

A little kitty to welcome you to read is on a lovely bookmark made with a Newton's Nook stamp set and Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper. But wait, there's more!

The bookmark is a card! Slip the ribbon and open it up to reveal another kitty and sentiment with lots of space for a personal message.

09 May 2018

07 May 2018

Book Fairy - Through the Craftroom Door, Distress Oxides and Glossy Photo Paper

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is Oddball Art!

Artist, Poet, Fruitarian............. Lizzy Love is a perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge! Easily lose yourself in her artistic realm of sometimes spooky but always delightfully cute, big eyed waifs and their animal friends. Lizzy’s whimsical, one of a kind dream world is easily recognizable by her signature style of creepy yet cute, all the way from the haunting darkness to the rainbowtastic, her original creations are lovingly sprinkled with a heartbreaking sweetness. Though she is completely enthralled by her Twinkling watercolors right now, Lizzy employs many different mediums when she creates, from drawing to painting, sewing and cutting, the end result always being the same; A gothic fantasy land painted in soft pastels and neon colors; filled with big eyed beauties, creepy little cuties and quirky monsters of all shapes and sizes. Lizzy Love’s artwork includes original paintings both acrylic and watercolor, giclee fine art prints, art dolls, digital and rubber stamps of her characters , hand painted merchandise such as bags, tshirts and more..... limited only by her imagination the possibilities are endless. http://www.oddballartco.com/

My project features Astrid the Fairy, a bookworm fairy perched on her stack of books. I used glossy photo paper with Distress Oxides for the main image and chipboard decorated with Nuvo Mouse and Art Alchemy wax to make it into a wall hanging.

06 May 2018

Adulting - chalkboard, Prismacolor pencils, die cuts

My creation is a chalkboard for your To Do list, the list you need for your "adulting" decorated with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp showing an obstacle to getting laundry done, a so helpful kitty. The letters feature a Spellbinders die and Lawn Fawn paper on recycled card.

Critter - die cuts, distressing

Spring in the forest makes a lovely study for a needlework project even if that needlework is really all paper. My card features a Kraftin' Kimmie stamps set, Lawn Fawn paper and ink, a Sizzix die by Eileen Hull, and a vintage button with a Memory Box needle.

03 May 2018

Keep Calm - stamped background, embossing

Today I bring you a fun card in support of crafting and crafty friends featuring a stamp set by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and the new Krafty Kolours.

02 May 2018

Arrows - embossing

It's always nice to have an affirmation card or two on hand for someone struggling with a major life event or decision. Life can be tough, but so are you. You've got this!

My card features Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and ink, embossing, and My Mind's Eye patterned paper with pops of pink.

01 May 2018

Flamenco - Sheepski Designs, mixed media, Prismacolor pencil

I recently went to see a performance of Riverdance for a friend's birthday and the first appearance of the Flamenco dancer inspired me to create a piece using the lovely Flamenco from Sheepski Designs as my inspiration piece for the May blog challenge with the theme "Favourite Colour". Red is one of my favourite colours, so the dancer in red under the sun sang to my soul.

My mixed media piece features Prismacolour pencils on canvas board with Distress paint and foiled die cut sun. The frame has been embellished with die cutting and colours to heighten the red.

Come join us in the Sheepski Designs blog May challenge. Show us your favourite colours! https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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28 April 2018

Hello Spring - mixed media with Krafty Kolours from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Today's flowerful greeting is made with a brand new product from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Not just the gorgeous flower stamps but the inks, too! Krafty Kolours Inks by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! These are hybrid inks in gorgeous colours that are fun to work with.

I combined Krafty Kolours Inks with a new stamp set from the May release, that will also be available now in inky kits, and a wood door hanger laser cut with the greeting.

25 April 2018

Flowers - colouring 3D embossing

I went to the stampin' gather hosted by my Stampin' Up demonstrator, and she showed us the pre-order Gotta Have It All bundle for the upcoming release and colour revamp. We got to play with the new pretties (and some of the current ones, too). She didn't have a planned make and take but let us create with our own inspiration.

23 April 2018

Strong Woman - Through the Craftroom Door, wall plaque

This week's sponsor for Through the Craftroom Door is Erica Falk-Huzar- Fun Stampers Journey.

I am a Journey Coach for Fun Stampers Journey where, although rubber stamps are the foundation, we offer a complete collection of everything you need for papercrafting including inks, cardstock, dies, and accessories. We also offer machines, dies, embossing folders, punches, art media, storage, tools and so much more! Visit my site at www.papercraftinwitherica.com for inspiration!
Consider joining our monthly Bloom Box subscription (formerly the Kit of the Month). Members receive enough materials to complete four pre-designed cards including an exclusive stamp set. You may visit my website at www.funstampersjourney.com/erica for more information or to being your "Journey."

My project is a wall plaque featuring stamps by Unity Stamp Co and a die cut from Spellbinders. The stamping is embossed with Simon Says Stamp - Antique Gold and Emerald Creek - Black. The flowers were in my stash, left overs from a kit.

Come join us at the Through the Craftroom Door challenge. The theme each week is Anything Goes! This week's prize is a gift certificate and goodie bag from Erica Falk-Huzar- Fun Stampers Journey.